Thunder Bluff Map

Thunder Bluff is the tauren capital city located in the northern part of the region of Mulgore on the continent of Kalimdor. The entire city is built on bluffs several hundred feet above the surrounding landscape, and is accessible by elevators on the southwestern and northeastern sides.


Thunder Bluff is located in the far north of Mulgore, among the sprawling flatlands of the Golden Plains. The weather is almost always warm and sunny, with intermittent breezes carried in from The Barrens.

Thunder Bluff is composed of four towering mesas, or rises. The only entrances from the plains below are elevators leading to the central platform. The central rise is connected to the others through large wooden bridges.


The various rises in Thunder Bluff act a bit like neighborhoods or quarters in a human city, or the valleys and keeps of the orcish cityOrgrimmar.

Thunder Bluff has a central mesa divided into three rises, surrounded by three additional mesas with distinct names:

  • Central Rise (In-game is split in to the Lower Rise, Middle Rise and High Rise)
    • Lower Rise (southwestern lifts from main north road)
    • Middle Rise (northeastern lifts from plains)
    • High Rise (east from wind rider roost)
  • Elder Rise (rope bridges from middle and high rise)
  • Hunter Rise (rope bridges from lower and high rise)
  • Spirit Rise (rope bridges from lower and middle rise)
    • Pools of Vision (cave entrance from Spirit Rise)

Points of interest

Main article: Thunder Bluff points of interest
  • The Bank is on the southeastern side of the Lower Rise.
  • The top of The wind rider roost in the central totem pole houses Wind Rider Master Tal, the Flight master, and Brave Tuho, the Thunder Bluff Quartermaster.
  • The inn is on the southern part of the Lower Rise.
  • The Auction House is located on the Lower Rise, just west of the entrance to the wind rider roost.
  • The mailbox is located just outside the bank. (There's only one mailbox in TB.)
  • The fishing hole is located in the center of the Lower Rise.
  • The zeppelin dock is located on the west of Spirit Rise.
Quick Facts
  • City
  • Level: 1 - 110
  • Battle pet level: 1 - 3
  • Territory: Horde
  • Instance type: Zone
  • Location: Mulgore
  • Reputation Hub: Thunder Bluff